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    OL2000: Show names from ... list not alphabetical

    Suppose you've added a number of different Contact lists as sub-folders of the main Contacts folder. When you click on your address book, and get a choice of where to select addresses from, the drop-down list is NOT sorted alphabetically. It appears in the order that it was originally entered.

    See this example;
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    The order is,
    Contacts
    Internal
    Apple
    Dog
    which is the order I created the sub-folders in.

    I would like it to be,
    Apple
    Contacts
    Dog
    Internal
    which would be alphabetically sorted. Where is the setting to tweak this?

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    Re: OL2000: Show names from ... list not alphabetical

    are you using internet mode? see help > about if unsure.

    if yes, you need to disable the folders as address books and reenable them in the order you want them listed.

    for corp mode, tools > services, adjust the order on the address book tab.

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    Re: OL2000: Show names from ... list not alphabetical

    Thanks Mary,

    I am supporting a remote user who has IMO set up. My PC has C&W. I tested your solution at my house (where I have IMO too) and it worked! Thanks for the tip. [img]/S/thumbup.gif[/img]

    I was unable to get it to behave the same way at work though (the list to adjust the order didn't give the individual sub-folder names as expected). I DIDN'T (yet) try disabling and re-enabling the folders as address books.

    My next question is, do you have any pointers on writing a macro to automate this disabling and re-enabling of folders as address books? My remote user will, I'm sure, be adding more sub-folders to his Contacts. When he does, of course, the new ones will appear at the bottom again - not in alphabetical order. <font color=red>Outlook doesn't appear to have a macro recorder, otherwise I might use it</font color=red>. Making these changes manually isn't bad if you only have one or two folders to do, but after five or six it gets tiring very quickly.

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    Re: OL2000: Show names from ... list not alphabetical

    no macro recorder in outlook.

    i think it's a registry entry, but don't have IMO mode to see for sure or to test code on. i don't know of any macros offhand, you might want to look at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.slipstick.com>http://www.slipstick.com</A>

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